DeKALB – Rob Larkins of Sycamore, a physical therapist at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists in DeKalb, recently completed an 18-month doctorate program for physical therapists. Larkins graduated from the Evidence In Motion Institute for Health Professions (EIM); this program is designed to improve the clinical knowledge of physical therapists with coursework built upon the current best evidence for the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University Art Museum is hosting the NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial through Saturday, Feb. 15. The opening reception for the exhibition will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
DeKALB – Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for Safe Passage and Sycamore United Methodist Church Coat Ministry. Safe Passage needs toiletries, hair products, diapers, bottles and sippy cups, large bath towels, and other items. Coats and winter accessories are needed for the coat ministry.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s Fall 2013 Dance Concert is all about love.
SYCAMORE – The Merchants of Downtown Sycamore will hold the Jingle the Bells Jubilee from Nov. 22 through 24. Activities and specials throughout the downtown area will help to ring in the holiday mood.
SYCAMORE – Allstate agent Patrick Shafer of Sycamore received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award. The Allstate Foundation awarded $1,000 grants to the DeKalb Fire Department and Police Department.
The DeKalb County Health Department observes the 38th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 21, according to Public Health Administrator Jane Lux. The Great American Smokeout is an annual day to spotlight the benefits of quitting smoking and to encourage current smokers to kick the habit permanently or at least for the day.
GENOA – On Nov. 23, community members can roll up a sleeve and donate blood to honor Beau Norris, a 1-year-old who relies on the generosity of blood donors to sustain his life.